Jananne Al-Ani co-curated the exhibition Fair Play with Frances Kearney, at Danielle Arnaud in 2001. Fair Play was an exhibition of works by 14 artists exploring games, toys and the activity of playing. The exhibition then toured to Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Jananne Al-Ani was born in Iraq in 1966. She lives and works in London. Al-Ani studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 1997. She is currently AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellow at the London College of Communication developing a new body of work under the title The Aesthetics of Disappearance: A Land Without People.
Exhibiting widely in Britain and abroad, Al-Ani has had solo shows at Art Now, Tate Britain, London (2005) and the Norwich Gallery (2004). Recent group exhibitions include The Screen-Eye or the New Image: 100 videos to rethink the world, Casino Luxembourg (2007); Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, MoMA, New York; Around the World in Eighty Days, ICA, London and Why Pictures Now: Film, Photography, Video at the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (2006).
Al-Ani has co-curated exhibitions including Veil at The New Art Gallery Walsall touring to the Bluecoat Arts Centre and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; Modern Art Oxford and Kulturhuset Stockholm (2003/4). Recipient of the East International Award (2000), her works can be found in public collections including the Tate Gallery and the Imperial War Museum, London; the Pompidou Centre, Paris; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC and Darat al Funun, Amman.